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Camp Life is the Best Life 2017 Summer Camp


You Can BE ANYTHING You Want to Be! Let your colors shine at one of our Girl Scout camps. Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast Camps Resident Camp Darden Day Camp Outback Franklin, VA Chesapeake, VA Resident Camp Skimino Camp Fury Day Camp Skimino Chesapeake Williamsburg, VA Hampton Norfolk Day Camp Apasus Norfolk, VA To register for GSCCC Summer Camp, visit ebiz.gsccc.org.

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Looking for a positive camp experience? One that helps girls build courage, confidence and character? You’ve found it! Whether you choose a day or resident camp experience, you’re choosing one that is nurturing and tailored for girls today. In an all-girl environment, girls gain leadership skills, learn to be responsible and work within a team, while building friendships that last a lifetime. Research by the Girl Scout Research Institute, More Than S’mores, reveals that girls Tesi Strickland a.k.a. Ms. Pickles, benefit from our outdoor program in so many ways – physically, emotionally Outdoor Adventures and socially. We live in a world of screens – smartphones, laptops, tabletsManager and sometimes it’s good to just get away from it all. We get it. That’s why we have a proven, quality program you can depend on that addresses all those areas. In addition to having great experiences at our exceptional camp properties, campers can earn badges, too! So get ready to choose your adventure–Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast wants to leave no girl inside this summer! Plan to attend one of our camp open houses and meet our staff, visit our camp settings and learn why Girl Scout camp life is the best life! As a seasoned camp director, I’m here to answer any of your questions and to help make this summer’s day or resident camp experience the best for the girl in your life! Ms. Pickles

Table of Contents Camp Open House Information..............2 Greetings from Camp Director...............3 Fun Pics of Girl Scout Camp..................4 Comments by Parents............................5 Day Camp Apasus..................................6,7 Resident Camp Darden..........................8,9

Camp is open to all girls who have completed kindergarten through graduating seniors.

Resident Camp Skimino.........................10,11 Day Camp Skimino.................................12,13 Day Camp Outback................................14,15 Camp Fury..............................................16 FAQ........................................................17,18

Girl Scout Grade Levels Daisies Grades K-1

Cadettes Grades 6-8

Brownies Grades 2-3

Seniors Grades 9-10

Juniors Grades 4-5

Ambassadors Grades 11-12

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Fun Picks of Camp Pics!

NEW This Year-Camp Photos! A photo of your camper with her unit is a great way to bring home lasting memories of new friends and a great time. Photos will be distributed on the last day of each week.

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A new adventure everyday at

Our Girl Scout camps are the perfect place for your girl to develop new skills and find self-confidence in a safe, fun environment. When you sign your girl up for camp, you are giving her:

A safe place to grow:

“It was the first time she felt included and respected in a group of girls her age.” - Tina, Parent of Camper

Excellent role models:

“The counselors are the reason our daughter keeps coming back.” – Linda, Parent of Camper

New skills and confidence: “I overcame fears and reached outside of my comfort zone while surrounded by the most amazing people!” – Alexis, Camp Fury Camper “By introducing the girls to many different women in different careers and letting them hear their stories of how they got there to what challenges they overcame, we were able to show these girls that role models can come from every background. If they believe in themselves and don’t give up, they too can accomplish anything they set their heart and mind to!” - Jami, Medic/Firefighter, Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue, Camp Fury Program Director

Friendship:

“It’s amazing to see how the girls can create such a bond in a week and how even if they haven’t been to camp before, there are girls that will help them along the way.” - Tinkerbell, Camp Counselor “It was a week where my daughter was accepted for just being herself and made some amazing new friends! She cannot wait to return for more excitement this year!” – Myia, Parent of Camper

Fun:

“She came home just bubbling with excitement about how much fun she had.” – Julia, Parent of Camper

Dear Ms. Pickles, I wanted to write to you and let you know what a profound experience the Girl Scout day camp has had on my daughter. It was wonderful to have her come home every day (exhausted!), energized about meeting new friends, learning camp songs, and getting all of the Girl Scout camp experience so close to home. We were extremely impressed by the organization of the camp and with the amazing camp staff. I knew each day when we dropped off our daughter that the staff was looking out for the girls. Ms. Pickles truly is doing her life’s calling by running this amazing program. We cannot wait for next year’s camp line up....Flossie already told us that she is going EVERY week at camp this year! Thank You! Keep up the great work at GSCCC with your camp experiences for all our Council girls! - Kelly, Parent of Flossie Girl Scout camp is fun because we did archery and at lunch, I got to sit with all of my friends. My favorite part of the day at Girl Scout camp was when we sang songs. I LOVE the songs. I am really excited about Girl Scout camp this summer... of course I am...why wouldn’t I be?? It was so much fun! I can’t wait to sing, “what can make a hippopotamus smile” again. - Flossie, Camper

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Day Camp

Apasus Girls entering grades 1-12

Day Camp

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hedule 8:30 a.m. .. .. .A rr iv e at Camp 8:50 a.m. .. 9 a.m. ...........Flag Ceremony 10 a.m. ...... .. Canoeing 11 a.m......... .. Arts & Crafts Noon........... .. *Daily Activities 1 p.m. ........ .. Lunch 2 p.m. ........ .. Rest Hour 3 p.m. ........ .. Themed Activities 4 p.m. ........ .. Swimming 4:30 p.m. .. .. Clean Up ...Pick Up

*Daily activ itie selected ans based on program d camper ch oices

Camp Apasus is a wooded site located in Norfolk, Virginia. The camp has a swimming pool, boating on Mason Creek, camp sites and a craft house. Pack a lunch! Sertoma Lodge, with a kitchen and bathroom, is also part of the property. We’ll provide Campers participate in traditional activities such as archery, canoeing, healthy snacks. swimming, arts and more.

Camp Hours are:

Nut-free environment.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Week 1-June 19-23 Under the Sea

Week 2 - June 26-30 Camping Basics

Water Pixies

Camping Basics 101

$115/after March 1 $130 Daisies and Brownies

$115/after March 1 $130 Daisies and Brownies

Badge work: Daisy Petal-Sunny, Friendly and Helpful Brownie-Making Friends

Badge work: Daisy Petal-Tula, Courageous and Strong Brownie-Outdoor Adventurer

Shipmates

Camp Apasus Survivalist

Learn knot tying, hike, create trail mix, pitch a tent and explore the outdoors-the Girl Scout way!

It’s water fun! Activities include water painting, water play and making magical crafts that glitter.

$115/after March 1 $130 Juniors and Cadettes

Get onboard and boat, play pirate games and go on a treasure hunt!

Badge work: Junior-Practice With Purpose Cadette-Trailblazing

❧ Program Aide

$90 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

Build your camp skills and see what it takes to mentor younger girls during a week at day camp, while you expand your leadership skills. See description on page 7.

$115/after March 1 $130 Juniors and Cadettes

Challenge yourself and learn how to make a shelter, a fire, trail signs and more. We’ll have a friendly competition, too!

Badge work: Junior-Practice with Purpose Cadette-Good Sportsmanship

Camp Fury-Norfolk

$170/after March 1 $185 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See more on page 16.

❧ Program Aide

$90 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See description on page 7.

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Week 3 - July 31-August 4 Apasus Mystery

Week 4 - August 7-11 Aloha to Apasus

Secret Sleuths

Tropical Tiki

$115/after March 1 $130 Daisies

Join Princess Sertoma in solving a Camp Apasus mystery. What happened to the Girl Scout pearls? Use your sleuthing skills to find the answers.

Badge work: Daisy Petal-Rosie, Make the World a Better Place

Clues for You

Grab a clue, join a team and solve a mystery or two. It’s elementary my dear friend. Problem solving and team building is what it’s all about!

Badge work: Brownie-Senses Junior-Detective

$90 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See description on page 7.

Island Time

Fun the island way. Hula dance, make flower art, take part in a luau and enjoy water fun.

Badge work: Brownie-Dancer Junior-Musician $115/after March 1 $130 Cadettes

Be a detective and journal as you explore a mystery and go on a scavenger hunt.

❧ Program Aide

Badge work: Daisy Petal-Gloria, Respect Myself and Others

Beach Party

Mystery Madness

Badge work: Cadettes-Special Agent

Be creative with water art. Learn some island dance steps and make new friends.

$115/after March 1 $130 Brownies and Juniors

$115/after March 1 $130 Brownies and Juniors

$115/after March 1 $130 Cadettes

$115/after March 1 $130 Daisies

Get your Kanikapila on! Kanikapila is Hawaiian for an impromptu jam session. You’ll have fun jamming at this session. Make music, perform and have fun doing camp activities.

Badge work: Cadette-Outdoor Art Apprentice

❧ Program Aide

$90 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See description on page 7.

❧ What is a Program Aide? Program Aides are role models for younger Girl Scouts. They have an opportunity to deepen their understanding of what leadership development means to them and simultaneously get excited about guiding younger girls to be leaders in their own lives and in the world. Prerequisite - Girls must have completed Program Aide training. A Program Aide Pin will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of service hours during summer camp. Find information about Program Aide training at www.gsccc.org.

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Resident Camp

Darden Girls entering grades 2-12

Camp Darden is situated near Franklin, Virginia, and spans over 105 acres of woodlands, with some of those acres bordering Darden Lake. There are several camping units with shelters, picnic tables and fire pits. Campers can enjoy swimming in the camp pool, challenging themselves on the low-ropes course, learning archery at the archery range and dining in an air-conditioned Arrival Day & Check In: dining hall. During resident camp, campers live Sunday: 3 p.m. in platform tents, adirondacks, cabins or a yurt.

Week 1-June 18-23 Under the Sea and My Horse and Me

Horse Whisperer

Water Antics

This week campers will take a field trip to tour Ballyshannon Equestrian Center and spend time learning safety around horses, what horses eat, horse colors and markings, see a grooming demonstration and go for a pony ride (led by the instructor).

$330/after March 1 $345 Brownies and Juniors

Be ready for water fun with swimming and water games. Make salt-dough creations and explore camp.

Badge work: Brownie-Making Friends Junior-Social Butterfly

Splish, Splash, Water Bash! $330/after March 1 $345 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

Canoe, kayak and sail during this session. Of course, we’ll add water games to make it a splashing time!

Badge work: Cadette-Field Day Senior-Game Visionary Ambassador-Photographer

Horse’n Around $380/after March 1 $395 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

This program is designed for the beginner rider. You will travel to Ballyshannon Equestrian Center four hours per day to learn about safety, grooming and riding. Enjoy a trail ride and horse show on Friday. After successfully completing this session, riders will receive the Ballyshannon Equestrian’s patch with Walk, Trot, Trail Ride and Horse Show bars.

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$330/after March 1 $345 Brownies and Juniors

Badge Work: Brownie-Horse and Pony Junior-Animal Habitats

Counselor in TrainingCIT I

$200 per week Seniors and Ambassadors

Do you love camp and enjoy working with younger children? Would you like to become a camp staff member in the future? If so, you should be a Counselor in Training (CIT I). This training is one of the best ways to develop skills to become a truly fabulous future camp counselor. You will plan weekly activities, shadow camp staff, learn about management and participate in fun actvities.

CIT II

$100 per week Seniors and Ambassadors

This is an optional one or two-week program that gives you more responsibility, while you plan programs for younger girls. You’ll have the opportunity to expand and define skills acquired in CIT I. Select the camp activity or activities of your choice and receive hands-on training alongside staff members. Shadow staff in specific areas of camp, learn more about camp administration and take on appointed responsibilities. Participants are required to go home over the weekend.

To register for GSCCC Summer Camp visit ebiz.gsccc.org


Week 2-June 25-30 Back to Basics/Animal Helper Horse Whisperer

Horse’n Around $380/after March 1 $395 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See description under week 1

$330/after March 1 $345 Brownies and Juniors

Camp Darden Survivalist

Badge Work: Brownie-Horse and Pony Junior-Animal Habitats

Campers will engage in friendly competition that focuses on team building. During this session, campers experience an obstacle course, outdoor camping and so much more.

See description under week 1.

Camping Basics 101 $330/after March 1 $345 Brownies and Juniors

Dabble in outdoor living during this session. You’ll cook outdoors, hike trails, find trail signs and learn outdoor safety skills.

Badge work: Brownie-Hiker Junior-Practice with Purpose

$330/after March 1 $345 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

Badge Work: Cadette-Good Sportsmanship Senior-Adventurer Ambassador-Photographer

CIT I

$200 per week Seniors and Ambassadors

See description under week 1.

CIT II

$100 per week Seniors and Ambassadors

See description under week 1.

Our summer horse programs allow campers to experience horses in a fun and safe environment. Whether you are just curious about horses, or you are ready to ride, Camp Darden’s horse program has it all. During sessions that offer offsite activities, campers will be traveling to a nearby stable, the Ballyshannon Equestrian Center.

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Resident Camp

Skimino Girls entering grades 2-12

Camp Skimino is located on 91 wooded acres in Williamsburg, Virginia, and includes a swimming pool, boating pond, two modern bathhouses, a large playing field, archery range, a low-and-high ropes course and a modern dining hall and program center. Campers participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, hiking, archery, canoeing, crafts and more. Arrival Day & Check In: Campers live in platform tents or cabins. Sunday: 3 p.m.

Week 1-July 2-7 Camp Skimino Red, White & Blue

Week 2-July 9-14 Space/Science/Starwars

Patriotic Family Camp

Note: STEAM activities are those with science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

$25 per person per night, children under 5 stay for free. Registered girls, adults and families or Girl Scout groups only. Fun for the whole family with themed camp activities. Plenty of time to swim, hike and enjoy the camp. Meals are not provided.

Counselor in TrainingCIT I $200 per week

Do you love camp and enjoy working with younger children? Would you like to become a camp staff member in the future? If so, you should be a Counselor in Training (CIT I). This training is one of the best ways to develop skills to become a truly fabulous future camp counselor. You will plan weekly activities, shadow camp staff, learn about management, and participate in fun actvities.

CIT II

$100 per week Seniors and Ambassadors

This is an optional one-or-two-week program that gives you more responsibility, while you plan programs for younger girls. You’ll have the opportunity to expand and define skills acquired in CIT I. Select the camp activity or activities of your choice and receive hands-on training alongside staff members. Shadow staff in specific areas of camp, learn more about camp administration, and take on appointed responsibilities. Participants are required to go home over the weekend. Pre-requisite: completion of CIT I.

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Stargazers $330/after March 1 $345 Brownies

It’s all about space and science, stargazing and hands-on experiments.

Badge Work: Brownie-Inventor

Outta This World $330/after March 1 $345 Juniors and Cadettes

Use our stargazing telescope to learn about the stars and use that information in camp activities. You’ll be involved in science experiments where you’ll be using technology to find the answer. Get STEAM at this session.

Badge Work: Junior-Drawing Cadette-Outdoor Art Apprentice

Mystic Moonlight $330/after March 1 $345 Seniors and Ambassadors

Gaze at the night sky and dream away, and then make your own dream catcher. Explore the sky and explore STEAM.

Badge Work: Senior-Sky Ambassador-Girl Scout Way

To register for GSCCC Summer Camp visit ebiz.gsccc.org


CIT I

CIT I

See description under Week 1.

See description under Week 1.

$200 per week Seniors and Ambassadors

$200 per week Seniors and Ambassadors

CIT II

CIT II

See description under Week 1.

See description under Week 1.

$100 per week Seniors and Ambassadors

$100 per week Seniors and Ambassadors

Week 3-July 16-21 Harriet Pickle at Warthog Castle

Week 4-July 23-28 Camp Rock

Camp Fury-Hampton

Shake to the Beat

$345/after March 1 $360 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

$330/after March 1 $345 Brownies

Badge Work: Cadette-First Aid Senior-First Aid Ambassador-First Aid

Badge Work: Brownie-Dancer

See more on page 16.

Quidditch for Beginners $330/after March 1 $345 Brownies

STEAM, camp games and loads of hands-on science experiments at this session.

Badge work: Brownie-Fair Play

Study of the No-Maj’s

Shake it up with singing, dancing and creating fantastic art.

Dance to the Rhythm $330/after March 1 $345 Juniors and Cadettes

Hone your dance skills. Practice and perform while having fun!

Badge Work: Junior-Girl Scout Way Cadette-Girl Scout Way

Rock Your Socks Off!

$330/after March 1 $345 Juniors and Cadettes

$330/after March 1 $345 Seniors and Ambassadors

Badge Work: Junior-Product Designer Cadette-Field Day

Badge Work: Senior-Girl Scout Way Ambassador-Girl Scout Way

You’ll make your own potions and participate in STEAM activities.

It’s a Camp Rock party and you’re invited! Sing, dance and perform.

Triwizard Adventures

CIT I

$330/after March 1 $345 Seniors and Ambassadors

Is it STEAM or is it magic? Take the challenge to use STEAM to unravel magic craft.

Badge Work: Senior-Game Visionary Ambassador-Water

$200 per week Seniors and Ambassadors

See description under Week 1.

CIT II

$100 per week Seniors and Ambassadors

See description under Week 1.

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Day Camp

Skimino Girls entering grades 1-12

Day Camp

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hedule 8:30 a.m. ..... ... A rr iv e at Camp 8:50 a.m. ..... 9 a.m. ........... ... Flag Ceremony 10 a.m. ........ ... Canoeing ... 11 a.m............ . Arts & Crafts Noon............ ... *Daily Activities ... 1 p.m. ............ . Lunch 2 p.m. ......... .. Rest Hour ... 3 p.m. ......... . Themed Activities .... Swimmin 4 p.m. ......... g ... 4:30 p.m. ... . Clean Up .... Pick Up

*Daily activi tie selected ans based on program d camper ch oices

Camp Skimino is located on 91 wooded acres near Williamsburg, Virginia. The camp includes a swimming pool, boating pond, two modern bathhouses, a large playing field, and a dining hall. Pack a lunch! We’ll provide Girls will participate in traditional camp activities such as swimming, healthy snacks. archery, canoeing, kayaking, arts, and more!

Nut-free environment.

Camp Hours are: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Week 1-July 10-14 Space/Science/Star Wars

Week 2-July 17-21 Harriet Pickle at Warthog Castle

Cosmic Sun

Camp Fury-Hampton

$150/after March 1 $165 Daisies and Brownies

Catch some sun rays, paint the galaxy and explore STEAM.

Badge Work: Daisy Petal-Lupe, Honest and Fair Brownie-Painting

Apollo’s Journey

$150/after March 1 $165 Juniors and Cadettes

Games galore on this space journey! Explore STEAM.

Badge Work: Junior-Drawing Cadette-Good Sportsmanship

❧ Program Aide

$90 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See page 7.

$170/after March 1 $185 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See more on page 16.

Care for Magical Creatures $150/after March 1 $165 Daisies and Brownies

Love to search for magical places? Then this is the place for you. Spend your days learning about fairies and how they live. You’ll get to create fairy houses and a magical fairy wand.

Badge Work: Daisy Petal-Zinni, Considerate and Caring Brownie-Making Games

Potion Making

$150/after March 1 $165 Juniors and Cadettes

Magical fun during this potion-making week full of team building fun.

Badge Work: Junior-Product Designer Cadette-Field Day

Note: STEAM activities are those with science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

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❧ Program Aide

$90 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See description on page 7.

Week 3-July 24-28 Camp Rock Jitter Bugs

$150/after March 1 $165 Daisies and Brownies

Got Talent? Act, sing and make new friends.

Badge Work: Daisy Petal-Vi, Be a Sister to Every Girl Scout Brownie-Dancer

Dancer’s Daydream

$150/after March 1 $165 Juniors and Cadettes

Don’t just dream it. Live it! Dance to music you love, create moves and be unique.

Badge Work: Junior-Musician Cadette-Public Speaker

❧ Program Aide $90

Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See description on page 7.

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Day Camp

Outback Entering grades 1-12

Day Camp

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hedule 8:30 a.m. .. .. .A rr iv e at Camp 8:50 a.m. .. 9 a.m. ...........Flag Ceremony 10 a.m. ...... .. Canoeing 11 a.m......... .. Arts & Crafts Noon........... .. *Daily Activities 1 p.m. ........ .. Lunch 2 p.m. ........ .. Rest Hour 3 p.m. ........ .. Themed Activities 4 p.m. ........ .. Swimming 4:30 p.m. .. .. Clean Up ...Pick Up *Daily activ

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selected an ased on program Day Camp Outback is located at A Place for Girls, the Council’s program center d camper ch oices and headquarters in Chesapeake, Virginia. The Outback nature area offers a wonderful getaway spot. It features a board­walk over wetlands, a wildlife observation tower, fitness course, walking bridge over Bells Mill Creek, Pack a lunch! four picnic shelters and swimming pool. Campers will participate in We’ll provide traditional camp activities such as canoeing, swimming and archery. healthy snacks.

Camp Hours are:

Nut-free environment.

8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Week 1-July 31-August 4 Mystery

Week 2-August 7- 11 Fairy Tail

Mysteries Uncovered

Camp Fury-Chesapeake

Become an investigator and solve mysteries using puzzles, invisible ink and more!

See more on page 16.

$165/after March 1 $180 Daisies and Brownies

Badge work: Daisy Petal-Rosie, Make the World a Better Place Brownie-Senses

CSI: Outback

$165/after March 1 $180 Juniors and Cadettes

It’s a race to solve a Who Done It mystery with your investigative team. Use your detective resources.

Badge work: Junior-Detective Cadette-Special Agent

❧ Program Aide

$90 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See page 7.

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$170/after March 1 $185 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors

Dreaming Fairies

$165/after March 1 $180 Daisies and Brownies

Create your own story and use your storytelling skills to share it with friends.

Badge work: Daisy Petal-Sunny, Friendly and Helpful Brownie-Making Friends

Enchanted Fun

$165/after March 1 $180 Junior and Cadettes

Enter your own fairy tale and let the magic come alive! You will wish for more time to make art and have fun with your new friends and old ones, too!

Badge work: Junior-Musician Cadette-Comic Artist

To register for GSCCC Summer Camp visit ebiz.gsccc.org


❧ Program Aide

$90 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See description on page 7.

Week 3 - August 14-18

Harriet Pickle at Warthog Castle Magical Camp

$165/after March 1 $180 Daisies and Brownies

Week 4 - August 21-25 Messy Art Play Delightful Doodles

$165/after March 1 $180 Daisies and Brownies

Let your imagination run wild and get ready to create art, art and more art of all kinds! Your art will be on exhibit on the last day of camp.

Badge work: Daisy Petal-Lupe, Honest and Fair Brownie-Fair Play

Love to search for magical places? Then this is the place for you. Spend your days learning about fairies and how they live. You’ll get to create fairy houses and a magical fairy wand.

Artrageous

(wizards in training) with potion commotion and other tantalizing endeavors. You’ll end the week with a quidditch match!

See description on page 7.

$165/after March 1 $180 Juniors and Cadettes

Badge work: Daisy Petal-Rosie, Make the World Find your artist spirit this week and sparkle! Add splashes of color and dabble with texture, as you a Better Place create works of art using fun material. Brownies-Home Scientist Badge work: Junior-Drawing Patronuses for Beginners Cadette-Cosmic Artist $165/after March 1 $180 ❧ Program Aide Juniors and Cadettes $90 Harry Potter is the theme of this camp week and it’s Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors sure to be magical. You’ll be introduced to our WITs

Badge work: Junior-Product Designer Cadette-Field Day

❧ Program Aide

$90 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors See description on page 7.

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2017

Grades 6 -12 Hampton • Chesapeake • Norfolk This camp provides hands-on experience as you learn about firefighting and other public safety careers with real fire department equipment and gear. You get to climb an aerial ladder, take part in confined space training, wear self-contained breathing apparatus and advance hose lines. Learn emergency preparedness and earn the Girl Scout Safety Award. Campers will travel daily from camp to fire and police department facilities. Camp Fury-Chesapeake and Camp Fury-Hampton offer one optional overnight stay at a fire station. This camp is a very physically immersive experience. Girls will be encouraged to challenge themselves to take risks and complete numerous tasks that are both physically and mentally taxing. This sometimes involves pushing past fears and overcoming mental blocks. If you have any questions about the physical challenges, please don’t hesitate to contact us for answers. *Enrollment in this camp is limited. These sessions fill quickly. Register early.

Camp Fury-Norfolk June 26-30

Day Camp-$170/after March 1 $185 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors Campers travel daily from Camp Apasus

Camp Fury-Hampton July 16-21

Day Camp-$170/after March 1 $185 Resident Camp-$345/after March 1 $360 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors Campers travel daily from Camp Skimino

Camp Fury-Chesapeake August 7-11

Day Camp-$170/after March 1 $185 Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors Campers travel daily from Camp Outback

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FAQ Frequently Asked Questions Q: HOW CAN I REGISTER FOR CAMP? A: ONLINE - Register online at ebiz.gsccc.org beginning on February 1, 2017. A $50 nonrefundable deposit or the full camp fee must be paid. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express (online only) and Discover, as well as Visa logo check cards, as payment options. MAIL - Mail the camp registration form and a $50 non-refundable deposit per camp session to: Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast 912 Cedar Road Chesapeake, VA 23322 Camp registration closes 10 days prior to camp start date or when capacity is reached. ADDITIONAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION SPACE - Camps fill on a first come first served basis, so be sure to secure your spot. A waiting list will be maintained. GIRL SCOUT MEMBERSHIP - All non-Girl Scouts will pay an additional $15 to become registered Girl Scouts. (Only pay extra $15 one time for all summer). Payments - Payment is due 30 days in advance of camp. A payment schedule can be arranged. If full payment is not received by that date, the camp space will be released. CONFIRMATION - Shortly after your registration is processed, you will receive a confirmation letter. If an email address is provided with registration, confirmation will be sent via email. Four to six weeks prior to camp, you will receive a Parent Information Packet via email or regular mail filled with important information, forms to complete and return and a packing list. Camp forms may also be downloaded from gsccc.org. REFUNDS - The $50 deposit is non-refundable. Cancellations made between two and four weeks prior to camp will be reimbursed half of the cost of the session. Cancellations less than two weeks prior to camp and no-shows are non-refundable. Cancellation due to illness will be refunded less the $50 deposit if accompanied by a physician’s note. DISCOUNTS – A $15 per session discount is offered for any registration received prior to March 1, 2017, that is accompanied by the required non-refundable $50 deposit. FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE Money is set aside each year for financial assistance to help girls who might otherwise be unable to attend camp. Grants are made based

on the number of requests, availability of funds and applicants’ needs. Applications must be received four weeks prior to the start of camp. A payment schedule can be arranged and must be accompanied by a $50 deposit. Applications are available at www.gsccc.org or by request. Financial assistance is available for one camp session per year per girl. SHIRTS AND PATCHES – Each camper will receive one T-shirt and one patch. If campers attend more than one session per camp, they will receive only one shirt and patch. Please indicate your child’s shirt size on their registration form. Q: Who can attend Girl Scout camp? A: Day camp is open to all girls who have completed kindergarten through graduating seniors. Resident camp is for girls who have completed first grade and up. Q: How do I know my daughter is in good hands? A: Safety is our number one priority. Our camps operate by the standards of Girl Scouts of the USA, which meet or exceed the standards of the local and state health departments. All staff pass a thorough screening process including criminal and registered sexual offender background checks. A qualified health supervisor is on-site at all times. The camp staff members are enthusiastic, talented and caring. They are selected based on their maturity, program experience and genuine desire to work with girls. All counselors are at least 18 years old. Before camp begins, staff attend intensive, on-site training on: how to deliver camp program (games, songs, crafts, and outdoor activities), information on the developmental stages of girls they will be working with, as well as the basics on first aid and emergency procedures. Each staff member is certified in CPR and first aid and many are lifeguards. Q: Does my camper need a physical? A: Resident camp requires all girls to have a physical exam within the last 24 months prior to camp. All camps require a signed Camper Health History form and Health Examination form. Q: How does the camp handle health care? A: There is a health center located at every camp and staffed around the clock by a health supervisor, who is certified in first aid and CPR. Parents are always contacted at the earliest opportunity in the event of serious injury or illness during camp. Each camp has an on going relationship with a health care facility nearby for consultation and emergency medical services if needed.

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Camper medications are stored at the health center and dispensed by the health supervisor. Parents describe medical conditions,medications, dietary needs and any issues that impact their daughter’s health and well-being on the health form requested when camp registration is confirmed. Parents are always welcome to contact the camp director to talk about any health or special needs/concerns before registering their daughter for camp. Q: What are kapers? A: Kapers are chores, important in Girl Scouting, to learn that everyone must do their share. Sharing the kapers helps to keep the camp program site tidy and safe. Responsibilities are rotated among the girls and could include picking up litter, collecting firewood, lending a hand preparing meals and cleaning up and cleaning bathrooms. This takes place in small groups and camp staff will also participate in each of these activities. Q: Will my daughter earn badges at camp? A: Yes, girls earn badge related to the theme session. At the end of the week the girls will receive their badge. Q: Are electronics allowed at camp? A: At Girl Scout camp, we believe we are visitors in the great outdoors. We live side by side with bugs, animals and nature in simple living accommodations. While girls are enjoying their day or resident camp session, we have a strict “no cell phone” policy. We do not have phones or computers for the girls to use, as we want them to enjoy their experience while not being distracted. Q: Where will my child sleep? A: Sleeping arrangements at resident camp vary with the camp and program. Below is a table of the various accommodations available at each of our camps: Platform Tent Cabin Adirondack Yurt

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opportunity to cook at least one meal themselves in their unit. Most diets (gluten-free, diabetic, kosher, vegetarian, vegan, allergies, etc.) can be accommodated by listing any dietary retrictions on the registration form. Q: Do campers get to choose their activities? A: Each unit program offers themed activities that campers will participate in. Campers will take part in girl planning which will give them an opportunity to pick some of the additional areas of focus and activities during their session. Q: Can my camper attend camp with a buddy/ friend? A: During registration, a buddy’s name can be listed. Buddies must be in the same grade and must register for the same session. Q: Can I call camper while she is at camp? A: To foster a sense of independence and selfreliance, campers do not use the telephone. Calls to and from home can increase the likeliness of homesickness, so instead, we encourage you and your camper to communicate through letter writing. You may also send emails to your camper. See your parent packet for more details. Q: Can I visit my camper during a camp session? A: To help maintain program continuity and ensure the safety of campers, visitors are only allowed at camp during open house and arrival/departure hours. Q: What accommodations are there for children with special needs? A: Our camps can accommodate most physical, medical, developmental, dietary, behavioral or communications needs. Please contact customercare@gsccc.org to talk about any health or special needs/concerns.

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Q: What are the meals like at resident camp? A: There is nothing like activity and fresh air to make a girl HUNGRY! Camp meals and snacks are healthy and are foods kids like. We offer a vegetarian alternative at each meal. During breakfast, a cereal bar and fruit are available in addition to the main meal. During lunch and dinner, we offer a fresh salad bar as a supplement to the main meal. Most meals are prepared by our cooks and eaten in the dining hall. Girls have the

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